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Jul 24, 2010

My connection to a serial killer

If you're like me, you sometimes enter your name into a search engine to see what, if anything, comes up....More
Jul 22, 2010

Hydraulics has been vindicated

"My first reaction to the missing arm was, 'There's some hydraulic guy sweating!' Then I thought about it and said to my wife, 'I'll bet it's an....More
Jul 08, 2010

Is fluid power research returning to its heyday?

Sitting at my desk, I daydream about what it must have been like to work in the 1960s and late 50s — what many would consider the heyday of fluid....More
Jul 06, 2010

Preventive maintenance — dull, except for the bottom line

Mechanics are like anyone else; they like excitement and a challenge. So if equipment goes down because a pump fails or a valve sticks, everyone gets....More

Alan Hitchcox

Alan joined Hydraulics & Pneumatics in 1987 with experience as a technical magazine editor and in industrial sales. He graduated with a BS in engineering technology from Franklin University and...
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